Big Mac wrote:... Which ones are the 3e one and which are the 4e ones? And What book can I find them in?
Well, they've been done and re-done, actually, some appeared in both 3rd and 4th Editions. Primarily, though, the Crested, Spitting, Spiked, and Horned Felldrakes were from 3rd Edition. The Crested Felldrake specifically first appeared in Dragon Magazine #285 "The Empire of Ravilla", I think.
The fourth edition ones followed; Tri-horned, Hissing, leaping, and the Crested Felldrake, again.
There were more "Drakes" than just felldrakes, and they actually became fairly common during 4th Edition. In a couple of volumes in the Monster Manual and Monster Vault series.
I can find a Battle Sheet for the Horned Felldrake, but not one for the Guard Drake. What Chainmail source can I find that in?
I didn't find the Guard Drake, or its connection to the Crested Felldrake, until I started going through the D&D Miniatures line in the previous thread. There are stats for the Guard Drake in the 4th Edition Monster Manual.
I've put my moderator hat on and made a new topic, so we can digress as much as we like.
Do you think that some sort of Guard Drake breeding program would work for the Empire of Ravilla?
I wonder if the different types of Felldrakes could be individual breeding programs in the same way that there are multiple dueling societies.
Glad to have a fresh topic.
I undoubtedly think that breeding programs exist in Ravilla for drakes. Dragon-related creatures are incredibly common in Ravilla. ... not so common that, like, half the population are half-dragons, or anything - but, they're there. I imagine drakes and related creatures to be as common in Ravilla as horses and dogs are in American and British society. And in just the same way, I imagine that they would be bred in a similar fashion (but probably in a more caring, considerate way). Drakes are used in every conceivable manner ... guards, hunting companions, military animals, mounts, messengers, and even beasts of burden.
So, while I don't think that certain breeds of drakes (or felldrakes) would be exclusive to particular Dueling Societies, I could certainly see some of them sporting kennels and breeding for which they're known. For example, Dalmatians certainly can be found elsewhere than firehouses, but, they are definitely known for having been bred by and serving alongside firemen. Or German Shepherds serve with MP units, or the Mule served so much in olden days that they are now the mascot for the entire US Army.
And obviously, as I said above, there'd be some drakes that would undoubtedly be simple companion animals, as there are some breeds no bigger than a dog, and some (like Felldrakes) that wouldn't really be found in civilian sectors much, being bred primarily for war.